Thursday, November 10, 2016

Falcons Announce Four MBB Early Signees

(Updated based on comments).  It was early signing day for college basketball earlier this week. BG made four early signees, which are all players that we had covered here.  They are Nelly Cummings,  Derek Koch, Joniya Gadson, and Daeqwon Plowden

The Blade also did a preview story before the players signed and BGSU did their release which includes some comments on each player from Coach.

Overall, it represents BG's attempt to get bigger, which we discussed in the season preview as well.  Gadson is 6'11" and Koch is 6'9" and they should both help BG address its lack of big men, which teams are getting now in the MAC.  Also, Plowden is 6'5" and is the longish type wing we have also typically not had.  Cummings is 6'0" but addresses another issue, which is scoring and playmakers.

(paragraph edited based on comments)

The Blade reports that BG currently has 11 scholarship players.  Denny, Alcegaire and Ali will graduate and Mayleben left the program.  So, these four players make it 12 scholarships used.  Also (and I had forgotten this) Denny could go for an additional year.  Scholarship limit is 13.   replace those four players.  The limit is 13, so BG still has 2 to distribute. 

Coach says these were our top 4 prospects, which means we did pretty well if that is accurate.  I do think these guys appear to have the potential to be the best players we have brought in together in quite a while.  In fact, BG has not recruited four HS players in the same class that turned into 4-year contributors since at least 2002.  The 10-11 season was the last time BG brought in four guys who ended up being contributors under any circumstances and even that was kind of narrow.

Falcon Hoops Recruiting Scorecard, Updated April 2016

Stephen Wright--Productive player, left prior to his senior season.
Ron Lewis--Two productive seasons, no junior year. Prominent Big 10 player.
Raheem Moss--26 games, two starts, 66 career points, left program. Contributed at Cleveland State.

Chris Hobson, 28 games, 51 points, left program.
Austin Montgomery 56 games, 189 points, transferred.
Reggie Harwell--Nada.
Matt Lefeld--A contributing senior and a true warrior. Academic All-American
Isaac Rosefelt--24 minutes, two points. Left Program for stellar DIII career.
John Floyd--Played 59 games averaging 8.4 ppg. 247 career assists Left program.


Scott Vandermeer, 60 points and 40 fouls. Transferred, contributed at UIC where I think he ended up as a pretty good player.
Moon Robinson, Left program after sophomore season. Transferred.
Mawel Soler, completed eligibility. Effective player, even good in spots.


Jeremy Holland--left program after one practice
Nick Wilson--left program without playing a game.
Lionel Sullivan--Sayonara. 30 minutes, 6 points.
Dusan--Minor contributions. Left program prior to Junior Season.
Erik Marschall--Injury-plagued career ended with effective senior season.
Daryl Clements--Good contributing player, played strong D, stable presence and probably underappreciated player.
Brian Moten--MAC sixth man of the year in junior season and all-MAC HM as a senior. Good player at this level, had game-changing shooting potential.
Martin Samarco--2nd team All-MAC, finished career.


Ryne Hamblett--Contributing player, but kicked off team prior to senior season.
Brandon Bland--Left the program.
Marc Larson--Averaged 17 minutes a game for his career.
Otis Polk--Productive starter.  Left as BG blocked shot leader and led MAC in offensive rebounding as a senior.  Career: 5.9 PPG and 4.8 RPG.
Ryan Sims--left team early in Junior year. Made little contribution.
Nate Miller--All-MAC First team. Great player, carried team into post-season.
Chris Knight--Transferred following two seasons at BG. (Technically, he was a Dakich recruit).

Joe Jakubowski--Four-year starter, among the program's career leaders in assists and steals.
Cameron Madlock--Transferred out.

Dee Brown--1,000 point scorer.
Scott Thomas--Third team All-MAC as senior. 1,000 point scorer. 10th in career assists, 10th in career rebounds, 6th in career 3-pointers.
Au'ston Calhoun--Two-time Second-team All-MAC, 19th all-time leading scorer @BGSU.
Adrion Graves--left before appearing as a Falcon.
Darion Goins--Played sparingly, left team in first season as a Falcon

Jordon Crawford--Honorable mention All-MAC.  1,000 pt scorer, 4th in career assists, 5th in steals.
James Erger--Averaged 10 minutes per game as a Senior.  Role player.
Luke Kraus--Started 25 games as a senior.  Scored 4 points per game.
DaVon Haynes---Left program without playing.  Averaged 12 points and 7 RPG for Ark-Pine Bluff.
Danny McElroy--Left program. Ran afoul of the law.

Anthony Henderson-Made 73 starts, scored 6.4 PPG for career.
Cam Black--Finished in Top 10 in program history in rebounds.  Also 3rd in blocked shots.
Torian Oglesby--Juco. Solid role player. Set NCAA record for most consecutive FGs.
Craig Sealey--Was a career role player at BG, injured in senior year.

Jehvon Clarke--Made 40 career starts, 7.7 PPG for career.
Chauncey Orr--Transferred following his father's dismissal.
Desmond Rorie--Left program without appearing in a game.

Richaun Holmes--All-time leader in blocked shots.  First-ream All-MAC, MAC Defensive POY, now in NBA.
Spencer Parker--1,000 point scorer.

Zach Denny, Made 50 starts, scoring just under 10 for his career
JD Tisdale...Left program before his senior year
Garrett Mayleben..left program before senior year
Josh Gomez....Rarely used.  Left during senior season.

Delvin Dickerson.  Played 15 MPG for BG after JUCO transfer.  Fouled out 6 times.  Left when Jans did.
Jovan Austin:  Played 16+ MPG for BG after JUCO transfer. Had 87 assists in 33 games, which was 6+/40.  Left when Jans did.
Rasheed Worrell--Had 7.1 PPG and 4.6 RPG as a R-FR
David Joseph--Made 59 starts for BG

Ish Ali--Played 20 minutes per game in his first year
Wes Alcegaire--Averaged 10 PPG in his first year
Antwon Lillard--8.6 PPG and 3.4 RPG as a FR.
Demajeo Wiggins--4.6 PPG and 4.4 RPG as a FR
Malik Hluchoweckyj--Played in 8 games as a FR


Anonymous said...

A lot of good info but I think you are wrong right now on scholarships left after this year. BG still has 11 scholarship players on the roster (three seniors, Worrell, Turner, Hulu, Frye, Lillard, Wiggins, Uju, Caldwell) after Mayleben left. So 4 new recruits with three seniors means only 1 spot left not including further roster changes. I have heard that Denny may still get another year if approved by the NCAA. Could be a reason the 5th spot was not used in early signing period.

Orange said...

You know, I had a feeling I had jacked that up. Thanks for correcting me. Post above should be accurate now.